The program teaches students how to analyze data about and for their communities. The goal is to have students identify and work to resolve a national blind spot to get ahead of the next pandemic and lift the quality of data collection throughout the entire industry.
The CDC is urging hospitals to implement broader source control as COVID-19 cases are spiking across the country along with an uptick in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Influenza is also a concern, especially as schools are back in session.
Universal masking in healthcare facilities was adopted during the pandemic based on research that indicates masking could reduce the risk of respiratory viral transmission. Many healthcare organizations have lifted universal masking requirements since the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency earlier this year.
About one-third of COVID-19-related deaths in the United States were considered preventable if public health recommendations had been followed, the new research article says. Misinformation about COVID-19 by physicians is alarming because physicians are widely considered as trusted sources of information about public health recommendations.
On episode 84 of PSQH: The Podcast, Brianna Zink, Senior Director of Healthcare Product Strategy at Infor, talks about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a June 16 viewpoint article in JAMA, David Michaels, former assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, wrote the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should take steps to better protect workers in future pandemics, including issuing a federal pandemic preparedness standard.
On episode 82 of PSQH: The Podcast, Peter Kolbert, SVP for Healthcare Risk Advisors, talks about the new wave of malpractice lawsuits pertaining to the care of COVID-19 patients.
The study used a form of AI called a causal Bayesian network to map out these drivers and uncover a system-level understanding of barriers to help providers, healthcare organizations, and even government agencies create more effective strategies.
CMS issued a final rule May 31 officially rescinding the regulatory requirement to vaccinate healthcare staff in hospitals and other health organizations against the COVID-19 virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of the COVID-19 global public health emergency in a statement on May 5 that offered themes of both relief and precaution.